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At the heart of the Elmhurst YMCA is the power to transform—both yourself and the world around you.


A CLOSER LOOK

Being new in town is not an easy thing. Jennifer knows this better than most. Twenty years ago, she was newly divorced and raising her three children as a single parent when she moved to the community of Elmhurst on a blustery winter morning. Without family or a familiar atmosphere, Jennifer felt alone and scared–until, with the help of the YMCA’s scholarship assistance program, Jennifer and her children became members of the Elmhurst YMCA.

Soon their days and nights were filled with classes, afterschool activities, youth sports and summer camp. “The Y staff members and other parents truly cared about us, and welcomed us as if we were family,” Jennifer said. “The Y became a place for us to feel happy, safe and secure.”

Jennifer, now a Y employee herself, wonders what would have happened to her family without the compassion the Y provided. Now Jennifer is in a position to give back and she looks forward to helping provide a new generation of families the same incredible experiences and support she and her family were able to enjoy.

Make a Gift. Change a Life.

To learn more call the Elmhurst YMCA at 630.834.9200 or make your gift today.

Executive Director

Angie Flesch
aflesch@ymcachicago.org
630.929.2480


8,521 Y Members

$123,220 in annual community support

Serving our community for 61 years

247 volunteers

THE ELMHURST YMCA

As a nonprofit organization committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Elmhurst YMCA has been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive for over 61 years.

Between the swish of skates in the ice rink, the encouraging words of a coach and the splash of a swim lesson, the Elmhurst YMCA strengthens bodies, minds and communities. Where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers, program participants and staff to make a difference.

Since 1952 the Elmhurst YMCA has served the thriving communities of Elmhurst, Melrose Park, Berkeley, Northlake, Addison and others. Today, for more than 8,521 members, 247 volunteers and 2,600 program participants, the Elmhurst YMCA is a destination where local children and families have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, and where people of all ages, interests and abilities can build and maintain healthy lifestyle habits.

THE Y MEETS COMMUNITY NEEDS

At the Y, we strengthen community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility because we believe in nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving our community’s health and well-being and giving back and providing support for our neighbors. From fitness to wellness to community service, everything we do at the Y is an exercise in possibility.

How We Do It
There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That's because, in neighborhoods across Chicagoland, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.
•The Y is community centered. For more than 150 years, we've been listening and responding to our communities.
• The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
•The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
•The Y mobilizes local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.
Our Impact
The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

How We Do It

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That's because, in neighborhoods across Chicagoland, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.

Our Impact

The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.